Last week Best Bully Sticks introduced the idea of do-it-yourself projects for your dog. Making affordable and unique products for your dog is a great hobby, so BBS thought we would show you just how fun it could be!  Herb & Peppermint soap and a T-shirt Tug Toy were last week’s projects. As part 2 of this 3-week DIY series, BBS is moving into the world of sewing with a summer-friendly clothing accessory for your pooch! Doggy Baseball Caps are a great way to keep the hot sun out of Fido’s eyes and these caps are just adorable! 

You’ll Need
Fabric
Pattern
Scissors
Sewing Machine & Thread
Straps (for securing cap & adjusting size)

Patterns
All patterns are the correct size when printing.

XS-S Pattern

M-L Pattern

XL-XXL Pattern

Tips & Tricks
Remember that you have to cut the two patterns with the fabric folded in half, so you can get the entire two patterns: cap and visor.

When sewing the top cap piece to the visor, it makes the rounded form of the head in the back.

Sew some strips to adjust the cap to your dog the head size.

For a more professional finish, make a lining for the underside of the cap’s visor. Print and cut two visor patterns for this.

To get the visor to be rigid, paste a piece of cardboard, thin, flexible plastic or other rigid material between the fabric layers. A thick fabric might also work well.

Hopefully, this simply sewing recipe will be a useful summer accessory for your dog! Thank you to Free Dog Clothes Patterns for this great Doggy DIY Project and photos!

Stay tuned next week when BBS covers DIY Dog Beds!